Northern New England Neurological Society Annual Meeting

October 28-29, 2016
The Essex in Essex Junction, VT


Dear Colleagues,

I cordially invite you to our Northern New England Neurological Society annual meeting which will take place at The Essex, in Essex Junction, Vermont. As always, the meeting will be a unique opportunity to meet neurologists and neuroscientists new to our society as we visit the beautiful Champlain Valley of Vermont. The curriculum will cover a wide variety of current topics in clinical neurology and in neurological research. New this year, we have organized a hands-on workshop which will provide those registered with an opportunity to practice botulinum toxin injections on patient simulators. Friday night will feature a dinner in downtown Burlington at Hotel Vermont. I hope you will consider joining us for this informal night of networking and enjoying sights in Burlington.

I look forward to welcoming you to this exciting program!

Rod Scott, MD, PhD, President, Northern New England Neurological Society

Physicians and other members of the Northern New England Neurological Society (NNENS), past and present neurology residents, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other neuroscience professionals. You do not need to be a NNENS member to attend.


At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Describe potential treatments for associated comorbidities in patients with epilepsy.
  • Assess the role of systems neuroscience in the development of novel therapies for epilepsy.
  • Discuss diagnostic difficulties in MS and new diagnostic approaches.
  • Describe how animal models in MS inform understanding of clinical disease.
  • Discuss the side effects of treatments for myasthenia gravis and how these effects can be quantified.
  • Compare novel treatments for neuromuscular disease.
  • Describe appropriate use of botulinum toxin for neuromuscular disease in children and adults.
  • Provide an update on new treatments for headache in children and adults.
  • Discuss the development and implementation of a telestroke service.
  • Become familiar with injection techniques used to deliver botulinum toxin.
  • Support ongoing improvement of the regional organization of neurological care in Northern New England.


The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.5 Nursing Contact Hours.

Determination of Pharmacotherapeutic credit is pending.

Please note: If you do not attend the workshop on Saturday, the course is accredited for 9.5 credits.

Hotel Information

A small block of rooms has been reserved at The Essex, Burlington's only Four-Diamond property. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-727-4295. Please indicate your participation in this course to obtain our discounted rate of $159 per night (single or double occupancy) plus Vermont State tax. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after September 20. Accommodations sell out quickly in this entire region due to the popular foliage season. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY.


Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to receive the syllabus as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files (no charge); or, for an additional $15 receive a traditional syllabus binder with printed handouts, six slides to a page. Should you choose the electronic version of the conference syllabus, please bring your laptop or electronic device to view the presentations. Extra copies of the printed syllabus will not be available. Closer to the conference you will receive instructions on how to access the PDF files of the presentations.


  • $195 Physicians, both days
  • $165 Other Health Professionals, both days
  • $150       Physicians, one day
  • $100       Other Health Professionals, one day

This fee includes course syllabus via electronic download (printed syllabus available for an additional $15), breakfast, lunch (Friday) and breaks. Course fills quickly and space is limited, please register early.

  • $45 pp    Dinner at Hotel Vermont, Friday evening, 10/28, optional
  • $25         Botulinum Toxin Injection Workshop, Saturday afternoon 10/29, optional

Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by October 1, 2016.  No refunds are possible after that date.

Please CLICK HERE to register.